Category Archives: West Loop

20 Old-School Chicago Diners By Neighborhood

I grew up on the east coast which is the birthplace of the American diner.  My fondest memories of staying out late and slipping into a long, red booth at an all-night diner with friends are emblazoned in my mind.  I always felt that the 24-hour, greasy spoon diner was a safe respite if I ever felt lost or afraid. 

7 Essential Chicago Steakhouses You Should Visit

I admit that I am not a huge fan of the steakhouse.  Many of them tend to be overpriced and stuffy or overpriced and too trendy.  However, I do appreciate those steakhouses that have excellent food, service or a bit of history.  Chicago grew its culinary reputation as a meat and potatoes town and it has several steakhouses from which to choose. 

Best Chicago Brunches – Part 2

It may be Super Bowl Sunday but it’s also time again for Sunday brunch.  A while back, I published an article comprising the first part of my picks for the Best Chicago Brunches.  Today I’ve rounded up some of my other favorite places to gather for some sweet and savory weekend meals over coffee and cocktails.  Please enjoy my latest addition

19 Best Chicago Italian Restaurants Accessible Via Mass Transit

Buon Giorno, mi amici!  After careful research, I give you my picks for “19 Best Chicago Italian Restaurants Accessible Via Mass Transit”.  What are you waiting for?  Let’s hit the rails and get fed! **Click on the restaurant names for more information and directions.     The Gold Coast     Nico Osteria – This Italian seafood-centric restaurant is located in

17 Best Chicago Tacos Accessible Via Mass Transit

Hola, mi gente!   After careful research, I give you my picks for the “17 Best Chicago Tacos Accessible Via Mass Transit.”  That’s a lot of hot sauce and napkins, folks!  It was my pleasure. Enjoy! *Click on the links provided for full blog reviews and directions.   Carnitas Uruapan     Carnitas is the specialty here and it’s the best you will find in